In 1999 we had a passing Lou Reed reference to Dorothy Parker. Thanks to eagle-eye Wes, we got a tip to another and better quote from the rock icon today, from an old interview with music journalist Bruce Pollock from the June 1985 issue of Guitar magazine:
And then we talked about prose.
“Dorothy Parker – now if she wrote a song, watch out! That would be something else because she was right on target. I mean, just a little short story about a guy and his wife, where he’s reading the newspaper and she’s setting the table and they’ve got nothing to talk about – that story’s unbelievable, so painful sometimes you just have to put her away or she’ll drive you through the wall.”
Love that quote so much.